I've recently come across someone who disputes the Germ Theory of Disease. Has anyone ever heard of such a crazy thing before?
posted by xmattxfx
on Feb 21, 2007 -
A tick dug its foul way into my dog's belly yesterday. We found it dug in but not yet engorged in the middle of an irritated red patch of skin. I tugged 2/3 of of it out of my dog's skin, but despite my best efforts, the head's still in there. What now? [more inside]
posted by Sinner
on Feb 9, 2007 -
I’m looking for statistics from a reputable source describing the cost of both treatment and loss of wages/productivity or a combination of both (general financial burden) due to incidence of thrombosis and thrombotic disease. [more inside]
posted by Java_Man
on Jan 30, 2007 -
Does anybody know the name of the neurological disease which breaks the connections of your passive feeling nerves but still leaves you able to control your limbs? [more inside]
posted by unrequited
on Sep 28, 2006 -
PorkFilter: Is there anything medically wrong with eating large amounts of pork, sometimes irregularly prepared? [more inside]
posted by nasreddin
on Sep 27, 2006 -
How do I correspond with someone who I have just learned has a life-threatening illness? (He doesn't know that I know.) [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on Aug 28, 2006 -
If you believe BonJovi, love is a social disease
. What other songs link love and infectious diseases, metaphorically or otherwise?
posted by obliquicity
on Jun 17, 2006 -
The incidence of peptic ulcer disease in hyperparathyroidism is increased, presumably due to hypercalcemia leading to increased gastrin secretion. Why does calcium stimulate G-Cells to secrete calcium? I am trying to find a precide physiologic reason. Is there another reason for this link between HyperPTH and duodenal ulcers. Thanks!
posted by reverenddrjice
on Apr 13, 2006 -
What is the best way to respond to an acquaintance who reveals he has been recently diagnosed with HIV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 1, 2006 -
Were the food laws in the old testament rational for the time or somewhat superstitious? [more inside]
posted by tula
on Mar 25, 2006 -
Second-hand shoes: What are the odds of contracting some sort of fungus or some other nasty thing from second-hand shoes? What, if anything, can I do to disinfect them? And will it work?
posted by Krrrlson
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Paging any dermatologists, epidemiologists, or pathology-minded scientists -- any idea what in name of the gods this
is? (Probably SFW, but not safe if you want to eat today or at least not wretch). [more inside]
posted by The Bishop of Turkey
on Nov 8, 2005 -
I'm not a tinfoil hat type of guy but just in case, what vaccinations or immunizations should I, as a 30 year old american, get? Let's say I budgeted $1,000 to cover the bases; I'm not planning on taking any trips to the jungle, working with blood, doing drugs or having anal sex. What could I take care of with a budget like that?
posted by pwb503
on Aug 16, 2005 -
Anyone with Hodgkin's Disease out there? Have a question about the wonders and side effects of ABVD chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Moondoggie
on May 23, 2005 -
Multiple Sclerosis: what tips, tricks, medications, supplements, treatments or therapies are worth trying? [more inside]
posted by mdn
on Apr 20, 2005 -
My 9-month old puppy has been diagnosed with ehrlichia. Has anyone had experience with or knowledge of this disease, treating it, and the fatality rates? :(
posted by about_time
on Mar 24, 2005 -
I just read a wire story
stating that, "hundreds of thousands of people may die and one quarter of the work force could be absent if Britain were hit by a bird flu pandemic said."
How seriously should we be worried?
posted by trinarian
on Mar 22, 2005 -
ObscureMovieFilter: DagMaggot's question
jarred a memory I have of a film I saw several years in a row in grade school (late '70s). It was a Japanese film in which a boy loses his mother to some disease (possibly cancer)? As I recall, the mother used to entertain her son by folding origami, and I remember a scene with lots of snow. I also don't remember much, if any, dialog.
It's not a lot to go on, but that's all I remember, and I haven't been able to find it since. Pointers appreciated.
posted by aberrant
on Dec 31, 2004 -
Does anyone else here have a bad disease? How do you deal with it-especially the bad days? [MI] [more inside]
posted by aacheson
on Sep 22, 2004 -